Monday, October 29, 2012

Shades of Gray

Watercolor on paper
A magnificent animal painted in some interesting hues.. my way of relaxation.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Twin Trees in Pastels

Pastels on paper
The struggle with pastels continues....I like the textures and bright colours, not to mention the freedom that comes with this medium.I know the results are not very dynamic as yet- but I like this medium enough to keep trying.I did this one on watercolor paper with  acrylic underpainting of dark blue.A few more trials and if I get some good results, I may be tempted to invest in expensive pastel paper and more shades.
Any tips and suggestions from those who work in pastels are welcome
Have a great Sunday and Happy Halloween...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Blue Door

"The Blue Door"
Latest watercolor work.I saw this old wooden door on my last trip to Rishikesh.The paint was peeling-I couldn't decide which color was used to cover the other!The door was also modified and cut on the bottom to adjust with the slope of the ground.It was a modest dwelling with moss covered walls but an artist's eye can spot beauty in strange places....Don't you agree? Have a great Sunday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Life in Pastel

Soft Pastels on Gray Tinted Paper
It started out as a black and white charcoal sketch on a gray paper....First I put charcoal in dark areas but when I tried putting highlights in white, she looked like a ghost!Hastily I took out my box of pastels to rescue her and after an hour or so covered her in color!At least she looked presentable :) What do you think?
I have used a painterly approach this time, almost like an oil painting.
I would call this my maiden attempt at portrait in soft pastels...still getting to know them!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Watercolor Portrait

  Watercolor on cold pressed paper
An artwork I did to break the monotony of the past few days...I am busy in some animation work ( It gives me a stiff neck but I still do it because it pays for my art supplies;) ) It will be going on for another week or so- but I missed painting so much that I stole a few hours on Saturday and painted this young man from India.It felt so good!....I have painted it big this time, only the face takes up the entire 11"x15" area.
Hope you all like him,too.